Last updated on August 16th, 2020
First Gig at Bridge Hotel Newcastle
As mentioned here, the first gig was at the Bridge Hotel next to the Norman Keep after which Newcastle is named – it was called Monkchester prior to this because of all the monks and monasteries.
In a burst of stupid creativity we decided to create a magazine, with no real idea what to do afterwards. We filled it with all sorts of stuff, one of which was a scurrilous depiction of our first gig by Thatcher, the devilish UK prime minister at that time. This is the transcript….
Forward by Magret Thatche (sic) I first met the members of the Crawling Chaos early in 1979, where they were playing the Bridge Hotel Newcastle, Impressed! - I can tell you that taught me a thing or two. the guitarist had two trails of snot bouncing like yo-yos off the ground the singer had a Viking Helmet with two visibly used Dr White's hung like spaniels lugs from where the horns should have been And I'd like to say frankly that Bowie character gets on my tits Thatcha
This is a scan from Jeff. He described what happened with the “magazine” later, here.